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Flying drone gives inside scoop on cathedral damage
TV3 News, Wednesday 15th June 2011

The front of Christchurch's Roman catholic cathedral is held up by straw bales and shipping containers, and the rest of it appears just as unstable. Monday's quake damaged arches that support the dome. Engineers are preparing to send in a drone for a second look.

It's a type of toy called a ‘quadricopter’ and was bought from Dick Smith. Controlled by an iPad, it can fly and film. Opus engineers have put a polystyrene reinforcing around it. The drone recently crept its way inside the cathedral for a test flight. The whole area's too dangerous for engineers to get close. To watch the TV3 news video click here »

 
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